Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Event Description: With over 1,200 attendees and 65 speakers, the World Cocoa Conference, organised by the International Cocoa Organisation, is the industry’s must attend event. Bringing expert speakers from governments, chocolate companies and farms together, the four day agenda tackles the most important issues in cocoa production to date. The chosen theme for this edition is “Towards a Sustainable World Cocoa Economy: Mapping Progress along the Road”. Accordingly, the Conference will focus on taking stock of progress achieved since the recommendations issued at the highly successful First World Cocoa Conference that took place in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire in November 2012. The Conference participants will identify the opportunities and the constraints preventing the implementation of the recommendations, and determine indicators and timelines to map the process.
Speaker: Lauren Bandy, Food Analyst
Presentation Time: Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 9:00-10:30 am local time
Presentation Desciption: A short introduction on cocoa and chocolate market outlook and a panel discussion on “Managing the supply deficit”